Posted by Vivant Skin Care

Why Is My Skin So Dull?

In a word, winter. Between the cold air outside and artificially heated air inside, winter is tough skin. Hello dry. Hello flakes. Hello dull. Sorry you can’t stay.

 

Get back to glow with these quick fixes for winter skin woes.

 

Change Your Moisturizer

If your skin feels as dry as a Saturday night in Amish country, it’s because the low humidity (cold dry air outside, warm dry air inside) is pulling moisture from your skin. This is the time to bump up to a heavier moisturizer. The one that suits your skin in summer, may be to light in winter months. Bioactive marine minerals and proteins in Marine Skin Nourishing Cream will return suppleness to skin and enhance elasticity. It’s also loaded with age-defying antioxidants.

 

Get On The Exfoliation Express

Lower temperatures mean slower cell turnover. A buildup of dead cells makes skin look dull and makes it harder for beneficial ingredients from other products to penetrate the skin. Get rid of the buildup and debris with exfoliation two ways.

 

Physically exfoliate two to four times a week (depending on your skin type and sensitivity) with Vivant’s Buffing Grains Exfoliating Cleanser. It’s good for all skin types and can be used on its own or added to a targeted cleanser for maximum radiance.

 

Use an exfoliating serum that combines alpha hydroxy acids with Vitamin A Propionate to maximize results. Jumpstart winter rejuvenation with Vivant’s Derm-A-Gel® daily vitamin A therapy with kojic acid, lactic acid and nourishing niacinamide to slough off dead skin cells, accelerate cell renewal, brighten tone and smooth texture. Bye bye, winter blah.

 

Tone It To Own It

Healthy, hydrated, refined skin in winter? It’s just a swipe away. If you think toners are drying, you’re using the wrong one. Balance pH, protect skin’s moisture barrier, remove impurities and debris, and leave skin plumped, refined and refreshed with Daily Repair Pads. A blend of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant witch hazel and collagen boosting mandelic acid nourishes and refines without removing moisture.

 

Give Your Lips Some Love

Lips get lackluster in winter. Dry weather leads to chapping. Less exercise means less blood flow, which can leave lips looking thin and pale. Give winter lips some summer drama with Vivant’s award-winning Maxilip Lip Plumper. This semi-permanent collagen-booster uses natural peptides to plump and oxygenating ingredients to increase blood flow and bring out your natural, rosy color.